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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 62,868 People

    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 78 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    I don't expect anything from anyone .

    But is it ok that I want things ? I want people to understand , I want people to comfort me when I'm sad . I want someone to be there for me when all I need is a hug . Someone who can tell me jokes just to make me smile . I want these things . But no one seems to stick with me...
    Grmoney Grmoney 16-17, F 8 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Battling Depression

    Everyday it seems that as soon as I enter my room my smile fades. My mind begins to fill with questions, and all I see is shadows. I have been battling depression for about 10 years now. No one has a clue at all, it is my darkest secret. Everything is a blur, I am not happy at...
    TaylorIW TaylorIW 13-15, F 31 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    I really have no emotions

    for anyone expect my boyfriend because he completely understands. I never get excited about anything I barely smile it's just like life is one meaningless day after another, it's really hard to explain. I don't know if this is depression please someone help me
    rachelalicelb rachelalicelb 16-17, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    ksgirl11 ksgirl11 18-21, F 9 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I find myself having trouble sleeping

    even though I know I should because I am so sad... Alone... My heart feels like a rock and I am sinking deeper into the ocean...drowning...
    TLC11destiny TLC11destiny 26-30, F 3 Responses 39 mins ago

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    My "dark" Friend

    I wake up in the morning and before I can open my eyes I know that its there. The covers are heavy with sweat from nightmares I'll never remember. I inhale deeply through my nose, it must have woken it up. "Good night sleep?" it asks. "You know it wasn't." I can hear it...
    WhyBother22 WhyBother22 22-25, M 24 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12

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    I remember a time when I craved to meet new ppl,

    couldn't wait to be seen, when almost everything in life gave me a high, when I inspired others by how ambitious I was, now I feel like I'm one of those ppl you see and be like damn how he let himself go like DAT. I never knew how much pain anxiety and depression endures on ppl...
    flight12 flight12 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Today is a good day. I felt happy,

    hopeful, and it was raining outside. I didn't do anything particularly exciting. Just a regular happy day. Is this what normal people feel like?
    Apirne Apirne 18-21, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I don't want to get out of bed

    because nothing I do brings me joy anyway. Even the little things seem so hard and meaningless to do. I have tried to get my mom to take me to a therapist but she says every teenager goes through that phrase... Yes, my parents have given me everything for a perfect childhood and...
    jiumpuu jiumpuu 13-15, F 12 hrs ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 15 Responses May 27

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 11 Responses Aug 11

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    I sometimes feel like I don't belong in this

    world.... I cry at night and I always think that people talk about me behind my back. Some people look at me like I'm stupid and treat me like I'm stupid.
    Babyh13 Babyh13 18-21, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    - Don’t be angry at yourself

    when anxiety/depression flares up. It isn’t your fault and no one blames you and if they do they’re pieces of ****. - Don’t orbit around your perceived value so much. You’re not the sum total of what you produce. - Don’t let yourself wonder why people love you. That...
    InhuldibleCrelk InhuldibleCrelk 36-40 4 hrs ago

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    1livingstars 1livingstars 16-17, F 10 Responses Aug 10

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 30 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    I have a fear of being ignored

    and being forgotten. I need people to know im still here. Tbh i need to be known. I cant live my life knowing no one cares for me. I actually thought of suicide just to get peoples attention. I need to be seen, cared for. Idk but to tell the truth i kinda cryed while writing...
    SexyBeazt96 SexyBeazt96 13-15, M 6 hrs ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 5 Responses Jul 17

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    firecat23 firecat23 22-25, F 7 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    It literally is like walking around with a

    boulder on your shoulders everyday you get out of bed. You don't want to make friends, go out, do things, because you are so sure you feel like everyone can see the boulder, and you are ashamed. It is a dead weight that you're stuck with. And I hate it.
    SourQueen SourQueen 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 29 Responses Jun 16

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    I hate that even on good days like today

    something still ends up making me depressed! I had a great day and I was really happy then out of no where I became depressed and started thinking negative. I hate feeling like I can't control my emotions!
    Jaymerz97 Jaymerz97 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am mortal but am I human?

    How much longer can I take this pain until I break? As I look and see how happy people are, or at least how they seem, it burns. It brings back memories of before my incident. Before my cuts, before my innocence was takeb. It's really messed up when I wish I could go back to...
    Oldwounds Oldwounds 18-21, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm constantly sad I leave myself out of things

    and just recently I started cutting my arm and tried an overdose I don't know what to do
    Mustangkid2017 Mustangkid2017 22-25, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 21 Responses Jul 7

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    I think this is the worst depression I've ever

    been in. I'm extremely suicidal. I actually have strep throat right now and I'm not going to the doctor for it because I want it to get worse. And yes I know that's ******* stupid. You don't have to tell me how dumb it is..I already know. I just wish I was gone already. I'm...
    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 18 Responses Feb 14

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    I just want to be happy.

    No one even knows how I'm feeling.
    ksgirl11 ksgirl11 18-21, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 29 Responses Jul 3

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    This Puts It All Into Words I Couldn'T Say

    I found this on tumblr,not sure who the original author is,but thank you to whoever it was.Having been depressed for around half of my life with a few breaks in between when things got better,I relate to this so well.Especially during the darkest time of my life not so long ago...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 14 Responses May 4, 2013

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    My friends and boyfriend think I overact.

    Think I'm to sensitive. I tell them if it was up to me I would be like this. They tell me then don't. They don't understand. It's not that easy. I am emotionally. I get hurt. I feel like I either shut down shut them out. Lie to the people I love and fake a smile. Or let it out...
    TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles 18-21, F 77 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 37 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I don't need someone one to make me happy.

    I need to stop having friends. All of them have made me sad in some way. And it isn't their fault, it's mine. I get attar he'd to people easily. So I need to stop doing that, I need to back away from people. Limit the time I talk to them. Because I can't get hurt if there's no...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 6 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I'm losing my battle.

    . I can't help but lose
    LivingNotRequired LivingNotRequired 18-21, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    This Is For You.

    This is for you. I'm sorry you got bullied for being gay. I'm sorry your parents kicked you out for being a lesbian. I'm sorry you were raped as a little girl. I'm sorry your dad left you and your mom with nothing. I'm sorry you get bullied every day. I'm sorry you have no...
    IWillMakeYouThink IWillMakeYouThink 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    Goddammit, it's really hard to write a suicide

    note. There's been a few times when I've felt like my suicide note isn't enough so I just haven't done it. I have no idea what a sufficient amount of "sorry"s would be, I don't know what would be enough to make them understand much I need to do it. Until I can figure that out, I...
    gigglesounds gigglesounds 13-15, F 4 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    I couldn't get out of bed

    and missed all of my classes today. I feel like crap.
    shenlong977 shenlong977 18-21, M 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    erics75 erics75 36-40, M 1 Response 3 mins ago

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    If you're looking for a sign to not kill

    yourself tonight: THIS IS IT.
    InhuldibleCrelk InhuldibleCrelk 36-40 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm incredibly depressed right now.

    Long story short I am involved with a married man. The wife just found out he was talking to me. She doesn't know we are having an affair just that we are talking. Him and I used to be close friends in high school. The wife still flipped because he hid me from her. And...
    AvaLennon AvaLennon 31-35, F 17 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm so broken I can't feel anything,

    I mean, physically I can, but this is so past sad now, this is affecting my whole body...
    friendjazzy friendjazzy 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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    I battle depression,

    and also anxiety. I suffered from being mentally abused by mother pretty much my entire life. My own mother told me she hated me, she thought I was ugly, stupid and that my Dad wanted me aborted. My entire I felt hopeless and alone. I was planning on killing myself but when the...
    acw012192 acw012192 22-25, F 36 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jun 9

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    I really want to talk to these two people.

    I feel so alone and depressed. I want to sit with them and feel safe. I feel like I'd bother them though. They have stuff to do. I don't want to burden them. I feel like I'm being pathetic; that I should just knock it off and do what I have to do.
    KimTin33 KimTin33 22-25, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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